Abbotsford Convent & Collingwood Children’s Farm, Melbourne

abbotsford convent melbourne

On a recent trip to Melbourne I had the opportunity to visit the Collingwood Children’s Farm and Abbotsford Convent and see some amazing autumn colours that Brisbane’s trees rarely show.

The beautiful old buildings of Abbotsford Content have been 60% restored and, even as a work in progress, it’s inspiring to know the site is now inhabited with studio and office spaces and venues for performing arts. On the fourth Saturday of each month the convent hosts a Slow Food Farmers’ Market and there are several permanent places to eat such as vegetarian restaurant Lentil as Anything which trades on a ‘pay-what-you-want’ model.

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Flamingo Fling

flaming fling editorial by brisbane photographer yolanda van kimmenade

Summer may have gone for the moment, but we’re pretty lucky in Brisbane that our winter’s are very mild. This shoot was for ROMM magazine and I was so excited that one of my images was chosen for the cover! It’s always fun working with models who let their beautiful personalities shine through in their pictures. And if you can’t tell we had a lot of fun on this shoot playing with balloons and our always faithful flamingo friend!

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Inner City Pressure

inner city pressure fashion editorial by yolanda van kimmenade

The blue and purple tones of the urban environment and clothing, made it fun to experiment with different colours in the editing for this shoot with the gorgeous Mary Hecker.

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Get a Clue

get a clue brisbane fashion editorial sitting on the bleachers

A little bit Clueless, a little big Gossip Girl and a whole lot of fun! A preppy style fashion editorial which was a creative playground for me to explore a different style. This shoot, with the fabulous Ally Dunlop stylist, was a chance to poke fun at the girls who would be likely to say “you can’t sit with us”.

So drink your juice box and enjoy our sweet little editorial.

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Flamingo Fling for ROMM Magazine

ROMM Magazine cover may 2014 Brisbane digital magazine

Thanks to Brisbane’s ROMM Magazine, my photo was featured on the cover of their May 2014, party issue! Full editorial images coming soon…

In the meantime I asked editor, Zara Duffy a few questions to discover more about her digital magazine and creative inspiration.

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Meet the Artist: Brisbane Designer and Illustrator, Tiffany Atkin

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“I think travel is a great source of inspiration and motivation. Your mind is so active from navigating your way around, I think it opens you up to new ideas and thinking outside your usual headspace.”
- Tiffany Atkin

Tiffany Atkin is a talented Brisbane based designer and illustrator. I first saw her work at the Ladyfest Viva La Femme art exhibition and I was struck by it’s vibrancy and strong feminine style. If you love what you see, check out Tiffany’s website, own one of her amazing art prints (available on Society6) and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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River Dreaming with Amber of Fashion Avenue

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This is my second collaboration with Amber of Fashion Avenue, the last was shot in October 2013, when the beautiful spring flowers were in bloom.

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Late Night Bar Fight for Like a Lion Magazine

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Although I love working with natural light, I thought it was time to do something more edgy and push my personal boundaries. I enlisted the help of stylist extraordinaire, Ally Dunlop and we set about finding a location and clothing to compliment our theme.

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